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happeningsandmeetingsOWENSBORO, Ky. (5/6/14) — The following events take place in Owensboro within the next few weeks.

Bluegrass on the Banks: 7-9 p.m., May 6 at Smothers Park Overlook Stage, Veterans Boulevard.
The city of Owensboro is brings back Bluegrass On The Banks, showcasing bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesday of each month through early October. Admission is free.

Downtown Date Night: 6-10 p.m., May 8, Downtown Owensboro.
Start your weekend early by heading to Downtown Owensboro for free live music and events. Visit one of our great downtown restaurants for dinner and then enjoy the riverfront.

“The Nerd” 7:30 p.m. (Fri-Sat) 2 p.m. (Sun), May 9-10, 16-18 at Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, 407 W. 5th Street.
A classic comedy that is fun for the whole family. This play begins with the most awkward and funny surprise birthday party ever. For more information (270) 683-5333. http://www.theatreworkshop.org.

Better Your Backyard EXPO: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 9; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 10; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11.
It’s that time of year to start preparing your outdoor living space for the summer. Get inspired and find everything you’ll need at the Better Your Backyard Outdoor Living and Gardening Expo. Grills, patio furniture, gardening and landscaping supplies and much more will be on display. Enjoy all of this and more during the Bar-B-Q Festival weekend! http://www.owensborocenter.com.

International BBQ Festival: All day May 9-10 in Downtown Owensboro.
On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue. These teams are vying for best chicken, mutton and burgoo titles, as well as the Governor's Cup for the "Best Overall BBQ Cooking Team." All total, more than 80,000 people will attend the festival with more than 10 tons of mutton, 1,500 gallons of burgoo and 5,000 chickens prepared and sold during the festival. Musical entertainment, children's activities, car show, arts and crafts and more are available for the crowd's enjoyment. This festival has been featured in Discovery Channel's Travelers, Inside Edition and Southern Living. Come enjoy "Two days of BBQ Heaven." http://www.bbqfest.com.

International BBQ Festival Car Show: All day, May 9-10 at Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd Street.
Now a two-day event. Car Show on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 2014. Friday evening Cruise-In from 5 - 9 pm at no-charge. Awards for the Car Show presented Saturday at 4 pm. Come one day or two as we will be Inside, Outside, Riverside, In front of, and Wrapped Around the new Owensboro Convention Center. For more information visit http://www.kycruisers.com or Sunset Cruisers on Facebook.

USSSA Slow-Pitch Adult: All day, May 17 at Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road for softball tournaments.

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market: 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., May 10 at Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road.
Between 40-45 vendors are expected this season for fresh-from-the-farm produce.

Saturday Morning Live: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., May 10 at Daviess Co. Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street.
Self-guided fun and educational activities with a focus on literacy and school readiness. For more information, contact the library at (270) 684-0211 http://www.dcplibrary.org.

29th Annual Golf Classic: All day, May 16 at Owensboro Country Club, 400 E. Byers Avenue.
The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club Annual Golf Classic will take place at the Owensboro Country Club. Proceeds will benefit programming at the Mike Horn Unit and the C. Martel Wightman Unit of the club. Registration fee is $150 per golfer, or $600 per team. For more information, contact the Boys & Girls Club at (270) 685-4903. http://www.kidspositiveplace.org.

Sea Arc Invitational Catfish Tournament: All day, May 16-17 at English Park, 1 Woodford Avenue.
Catfishing tournament on the Ohio River at English Park.
 
American Cancer Society Relay for Life: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., May 16 at College View Middle School, 5061 New Hartford Road.
Join the Daviess County chapter of American Cancer Society in showing hope and celebrating more birthdays. This overnight event is fun-filled with live music, auctions, and performances. Show your support for the cancer victims in your community. (270) 993-6946.

Friday After 5: 6-10 p.m., May 16 at RiverPark Center, Smothers Park, 101 Daviess Street.
Woodabenz (dance band) on the Main Stage; Heath & Molly in the Courtyard; Josh Merritt Band on the Overlook Stage; Street Fair "Non-Profits Block Party". For more information, contact RiverPark Center at (270) 687-2787 http://www.fridayafter5.com.

USSSA Slow-Pitch Adult: All day, May 17 at Fisher Park, 3900 W. Fifth Street Road for softball tournaments.

Saturday Morning Live: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., May 17 at Daviess Co. Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street.
Self-guided fun and educational activities with a focus on literacy and school readiness. For more information, contact the library at (270) 684-0211 http://www.dcplibrary.org.

Campers Only Corn Hole Tournament: 12 - 2 p.m., May 17 at Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road.
Show your talent for tossing the bag. Must be registered by 11:30 am; Tournament starts at noon. (270) 229-4900 http://www.diamondlakeresort.net.

Elvis & Country Legends Tribute: 7 - 9 p.m., May 17 at Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Road.
Brady McCrady returns with his "Elvis & Legends Tribute" show, with special guests The Hosscats. Adults $10 / Children $5. Tickets sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more details, call (270) 315-2108 http://www.bradmccrady.com.

Owensboro Ballroom Dance Club Spring Fling: 7:30 p.m., May 17. 
Casual (jeans not appropriate). For more information, contact Ellen at (270) 314-3731. http://www.obrdc.com.

Rhythm Awards: 2 p.m., May 18 at RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street.
Musick Studios brings the glitz and glam of an award show to Owensboro, Ky. Students will transform into some favorite musicians throughout the decades. They will be dancing to such artists as James Brown, Tina Turner Madonna and much more. Share in the suspense as the nominees await nervously to hear their name called to win A Rhythm Award. Two performances at 2 and 7 p.m. For ticket information, contact the RiverPark Center Box Office at (270) 687-2787. http://www.riverparkcenter.com.

Bluegrass On The Banks: 7-9 p.m., May 20 at Smothers Park, Owensboro Riverfront.
The city of Owensboro is brings back Bluegrass On The Banks, showcasing bluegrass music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month through early October. Admission is free.

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